Mint Limeade

The fresh, cool flavor of mint is a welcome addition to this warm-weather limeade drink. Try serving it as a refreshing cooler with spicy Asian food.

Yield: 8 cups (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 142
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.2g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 3mg

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 12 limes)
  • 10 mint sprigs (optional)
  • 10 lime slices (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and chopped mint in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
  2. Combine the remaining 4 cups water, sugar syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher, stirring well. Serve over ice; garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.
Also featured in: Cooking Light Chill, Oxmoor House, 2013
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